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Corporate Counsel Recognizes Ellen Dwyer for Innovative Leadership

Washington – August 27, 2019: Corporate Counsel and InsideCounsel has recognized Crowell & Moring’s Ellen Moran Dwyer, chair of the firm’s executive committee, for her innovative leadership in its  2019 “Women, Influence and Power in Law” list. The award honors in-house leaders and law firm partners who have “demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law.”

Dwyer was selected for spearheading a firm-wide initiative called sponsorship, a  program that tackles and helps  improve the low rates of female and minority representation in the upper levels and leadership positions at law firms. The initiative is focused on building relationships between lawyers who are in a position to not only mentor but also advocate for, and advance the careers of, top talent within the firm. The program was the first of its kind in the legal industry, and has enhanced the diversity of Crowell & Moring's partner ranks. 

Under Dwyer’s leadership, the firm is also participating in the Diversity Lab’s “Mansfield Rule 2.0” certification program. The program mandates that law firms consider more women attorneys, attorneys of color, and LGBTQ+ attorneys for recruitment and advancement.

Dwyer is also a member of the firm's Management Board. She is the firm's former general counsel and managing partner, and former chair of both the Promotions and Lawyer Development Committees. Dwyer has an active employment practice representing employers in the full array of labor and employment matters, including class action and individual claims filed under federal and state anti-discrimination and related employment laws. 

Outside of the firm, she serves on the board of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity— an organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession.

The publication will feature Dwyer in the December issue of Corporate Counsel magazine, as well as recognize the honorees at the Women, Influence & Power in law Conference in Washington, D.C., October 16, 2019.

For the full list of Women, Influence and Power in Law honorees, please click here.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 550 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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